The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: To Hear Your Banjo Play

Pete Seeger—folk icon, hippie messiah, political and environmental activist, all around national treasure—died late last night at the age of 94. In honor of his innumerable contributions to American culture, here he is in 1946, narrating lan Lomax's documentary on the evolution of folk music. » 1/29/14 12:00am 1/29/14 12:00am

First Supersonic Flight with Synthetic Fuel Shows Air Force's True…

This week the US Air Force achieved the first supersonic flight using alternative synthetic fuel, booming a B-1B Lancer over the White Sands Missile Range airspace in New Mexico without any problems. The supersonic strategic bomber, designed to deliver atomic weapons, will be able to start Armageddon at $30 to $50… » 3/21/08 10:10pm 3/21/08 10:10pm

Hippies Using Human Hair to Soak Up Oil Spills


If you've given more than a second glance to your greasy IT guy's matted, oily hair—or just don't wash your own that often, you might pick up that our hair holds onto oil like gas'll hit $100/gallon tomorrow. Gross, yeah, but apparently useful! Some hippies are taking mats made of human hair to mop up oil on SF… » 11/14/07 7:00pm 11/14/07 7:00pm

Make Your Hybrid a Hybrid-Hybrid with Solar Power

You're socially conscious. You drive a Prius, and you love that feeling of self-worth that it gives you. You especially love knowing that everyone else on the road knows how socially conscious you are. Well, now that hybrids like the Prius are getting more popular, it's increasingly difficult to stand out as better… » 6/04/07 10:45am 6/04/07 10:45am